Host: Michelle Nicholas, LCSW, CHT, C-ASWCM
Group meets in:
Temescal
Oakland, CA 94609
"This 8-week closed therapeutic support group is an opportunity to grow as an individual in a group environment. The aim is to provide a safe space for you to discover and express yourself, be supported, and develop tools to deal ..."
Peer Relationships
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Group meets in:
Temescal
Oakland, CA 94609
Peer Relationships
"This 8-week closed therapeutic support group is an opportunity to grow as an individual in a group environment. The aim is to provide a safe space for you to discover and express yourself, be supported, and develop tools to deal ..."

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Peer Relationships Support Groups
Peer Relationships in Temescal, Oakland

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Temescal, Oakland

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Temescal, Oakland

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Temescal, Oakland or for a Temescal, Oakland peer relationship Support Group these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Temescal, Oakland and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Support Groups, peer relationship psychologists in Temescal, Oakland and peer relationship counselors.

Temescal, Oakland Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Temescal, Oakland counseling groups, Temescal, Oakland support groups, Temescal, Oakland mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a Temescal, Oakland support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Temescal, Oakland to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.